melinda jackson of the san jose state university political science department thank you for being here. dr. jackson while preident obama won re election the numbers show that this country remains extermely divided...how do believe that will effect the way he governs the next four years? how does this election add to the debate over whether president should be elected through the electoral college vote or the popular vote? the republicans have suffered two consecutive defeats...in order for them to compete with the democtaes in the next election... what will the republicans need to do? considering the sente is democratic and the house is republican will we continue to see grid lock in washington for the next four years. regarding the local issues in california were there any trends or surprises that you saw? thank you for your time we really apperciate your insight. the east coast continues to recover from the damage caused by superstorm sandy. the bay area is doing its part to help millions of people get back on their feet. update news' aziah douglas ... is live on campus with the story ..